What services are available for women during the COVID-19 crisis?

Remember that you are not alone during this time and both national and local services remain available to Traveller and Roma women. Support is free and confidential.


An Garda Síochána

  • In an emergency always dial 999/112. You should use this service if a crime or incident is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger

Women’s Aid

  • National Freephone Helpline (1800 341 900) – open 24/7
  • Text Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (0879597980) – available daily 
  • Online chat service (womensaid.ie) – available Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 7pm to 10pm 
  • Support for women applying for domestic violence orders is continuing by phone (0892214636) Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Women already linked in with a support worker will continue to be supported by phone 
  • For more information see Women’s Aid’s website:  www.womensaid.ie/services

Court Services

  • Women can still make applications for barring and safety orders but only emergency cases are dealt with at the moment. Call your local district court for information rather than showing up in person. Women’s Aid 1800 341 900 or a local domestic violence service can support women with court applications
  • To contact your local District Court: www.courts.ie/offices

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

  • 24-hour free-phone Rape Crisis Helpline (1800778888) – remains open to those who experience sexual violence and abuse during this time
  • For more information see Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s website: www.drcc.ie

Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS)

  • Information for women who experience financial abuse during this time. Updated information on unemployment payments for those who are unemployed due to COVID-19.
  • Helpline: 076 107 20000
  • For more information see MABS website: www.mabs.ie

Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)

  • Telephone information and referral line is open during this time
  • For legal information and advice contact 1890 350 250 or 01 874 5690. The phoneline will be open Monday to Friday 9.30-1pm and 2-5pm
  • For more information see FLAC’s website: www.flac.ie


For more information about local domestic and sexual violence services and how they are operating during this time, please see Safe Ireland’s website at www.safeireland.ie or call Women’s Aid helpline 1800 341 900


Please Contact: The Violence against Women Programme by emailing bridget.winters@pavee.ie or calling 089 416 9042 during office hours and you will be directed to one of the programme workers.

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